Once upon a time, we all looked forward with great anticipation to that marvelous springtime release of the Summer Concert Series lineup at Jones Beach Theater. There was a certain excitement upon hearing an entire summer's worth of twilight concerts all announced at once. Acts from KISS to Cher, Jimmy Buffet, Chicago, Sade, the Beach Boys and many, many more artists from all genres and ages of music. These days, things are done differently.
Nowadays, we have to get our excitement a little bit at a time. New announcements of acts appearing at the famed venue trickle in throughout the spring, little by little. So far, only a few upcoming shows have been made public, and they include a long-awaited reunion of Fleetwood Mac, the return of One Direction, and a couple of old standbys, Jimmy Buffet and Phish. Four new shows have been added since the first of these pieces, and they're sure to get some of you excited. Check out the new shows that have been added to the Jones Beach Theater Summer Concert Series 2013 lineup:
The Jones Beach Air Show - Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26
Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry, with Cassadee Pope: Live & Loud Changed Tour - Friday, May 31
Pitbull, with Ke$ha - Saturday, June 1
Oh yeah, "Mr. Worldwide" is on fire with his latest, a duet with Christina Aguilera called 'Feel This Moment,' and he'll be joining forces with 'Die Young' bad girl Ke$ha for a summer concert tour that'll be making a stop at Jones Beach on the 1st of June.
Fleetwood Mac - Saturday, June 22
RUSH - Sunday, June 23
Dave Matthews Band - Tuesday and Wednesday, June 25 and 26
Heart, with John Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience - The Heartbreaker Tour - Thursday, June 27
In what promises to be a fun throwback to great rock music of the 70's, 2013 Hall of Fame inductees Heart join forces with former Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham to rock the house!
One Direction - Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29
Phish – Friday, July 12
311/Cypress Hill/G. Love and Special Sauce - Unity Tour - Saturday, July 13
Rock meets hip hop meets alternative as these three musical acts hit the stage for what they're calling the Unity Tour.
Sublime with Rome/Descendants/ Pennywise - Sunday, July 14
Classic alternative rockers Sublime with Rome bring their unique brand of ska, reggae, punk, funk and rock to Wantagh this July, with special guests Pennywise and Descendants.
Three Doors Down/Daughtry with Ed Kowalczyk - Wednesday, July 17
Rockers Three Doors Down and Daughtry will be co-headlining a concert tour this summer, making a stop at the theater in July.
Big Time Rush/Victoria Justice - Summer Break 2013 - Thursday, July 18
Teens are going to go crazy for this hot summer k-pop concert, with boy band Big Time Rush and singer Victoria Justice on their Summer Break 2013 Tour.
Lil Wayne/ T.I./ Future - America's Most Wanted - Friday, July 19
Rapper Lil Wayne has put together another impressive roster for his latest 'America's Most Wanted Tour' with fellow rap stars T.I. and Future. Wayne will be performing tracks off his newest, 'I Am Not a Human Being 2.'
Jonas Brothers - Saturday, July 20
It looks like it's going to be a summer of k-pop at Jones Beach this year, as the Jonas Brothers follow One Direction, Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice into Wantagh for some pure pop sunshine. The boys are back with a new record called 'Pom Poms' and there's no doubt this one will be a sellout.
Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin, Jana Kramer: Ten Times Crazier Tour - Sunday, July 21
train, with The Script and Gavin DeGraw, Mermaids of Alcatraz: California 37 Tour - Tuesday, July 23
Imagine Dragons - Thursday, July 25
Indie rock band Imagine Dragons bring their newest show to Jones Beach Theater this July.
Bob Dylan/Wilco/My Morning Jacket - Americanirama Festival of Music - Saturday, July 27
Legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan headlines this festival of classic rock, blues and folk, with special guests Wilco and My Morning Jacket.
Wiz Khalifa/A$AP Rocky/B.o.B./Trinidad James/Joey Badass/Pro Era/Berner/Chevy Woods/Smoke DZA - Under the Influence of Music - Tuesday, August 6
This all star lineup of some of the best in hip hop makes a stop at Jones Beach this August.
Black Crowes/Tedeschi Trucks Band/London Souls - Lay Down with Number 13 Tour - Saturday, August 10
Rock bands Black Crowes and the Tedeschi Trucks Band are co-headlining a summer tour with special guests London Souls.
Maroon 5/Kelly Clarkson/Rozzi Crane - Sunday, August 11
One of the hottest summer shows featuring Adam Levine and Maroon 5, with Kelly Clarkson has just been added to the Jones Beach Summer Concert Series lineup. This one's going to be fun!
Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls - Magnetic North Rebel Beat - Saturday, August 17
Popular 90's alternative groups Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls are joining forces to co-headline a summer tour and both groups will be performing songs from their latest: Matchbox Twenty's 2012 album, 'NORTH' and Goo Goo's forthcoming 'Magnetic.'
Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival - Alice in Chains/Jane's Addiction/Coheed & Cambria - Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands - Sunday, August 18
In a summer filled with new and exciting music festivals, this one promises to please alternative rock fans everywhere.
Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band – Lounging at the Lagoon Tour – Thursday, August 30th
John Mayer/Phillip Phillips - Wednesday, August 28
American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips will be opening for John Mayer, who will be returning to the stage this summer after three years away from touring.
Allman BrothersBand/Grace Potter & the Nocturnals - Saturday, September 7
Southern rockers the Allman Brothers Band bring their latest tour to Jones Beach Theater in September.
Depeche Mode/Bat for Lashes - Sunday, September 8
Stay tuned to this page for more updates, and for more information or tickets to any of these great shows, please visit the Jones Beach Theater.